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Learn the foundations of effective planning, classroom management, and assessment of student learning. You’ll also gain—as early as your first year—on-site field experience in an elementary education level classroom, allowing you to apply both theory and practice in a school environment. Throughout these experiences, you will gradually assume the roles and responsibilities of a classroom teacher.

Graduates of the Elementary Education program will:

  • Apply knowledge of discipline content and content-related pedagogy to design and implement effective instruction for all learners.
  • Use knowledge of students to design instruction and create a culturally responsive, equitable environment to support achievement for all learners.
  • Design and implement instruction that engages students, encourages student participation, promotes higher-level thinking, and supports instructional outcomes.
  • Design and implement assessment that monitors student learning, provides purposeful feedback on progress, and furnishes evidence to inform instruction.
  • Reflect on teaching, collaborate in a professional learning community, seek professional development opportunities, engage in inquiry, persist toward goals, and exhibit integrity and professionalism.

A complete listing of learning objectives for the Elementary Education program can be found in our Academic Catalog.


Centered on Student Success

The School of Education offers Professional Development Workshops for its teacher-candidates—as we call our education majors—that take into account their input. The workshops include “power talks” on practical topics for beginning teachers presented by local teachers, Education faculty, and Stevenson alumni.

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Where do our students work?
Stevenson's Education graduates are working all over the country in states such as Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia; and in several countries, including Australia, Costa Rica, Hungary, Kuwait, and Thailand.

Study Elementary Education at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Elementary Education Majors

Faculty in Stevenson's Elementary Education program are committed to ensuring that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions to positively impact all students’ learning. Graduates of our Elementary Education program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Teaching Grades 1-6 in a public school
  • Teaching in a non-public school
  • Working in an education-related setting

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.



The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Candidates must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements

FYS 100 First Year Seminar
FYS 102  First Year Seminar
ED 202F Year Two Field Placement
ED 203F Year Two Field Placement
ED 205 Year Two Seminar
ED 230 Processes and Acquisition of Reading
ED 270 Curriculum Principles and Practices
ED 271 Principles of Assessment
ED 272 Principles of Special Education
ED 302 Year Three Seminar I
ED 303 Year Three Seminar II
ED 305F Year Three Field Placement
ED 306F Year Three Field Placement
ED 310 Year Three Transfer Seminar
ED 321 Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary Education
ED 331 Instruction of Reading
ED 341 Methods for Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies: Elementary
ED 342 Methods of Teaching STEM: Elementary
ED 365 Materials for Teaching Reading
ED 410 Assessment for Reading Instruction
ED 435 Internship Seminar I
ED 436 Internship Seminar II
ED 442 Internship I: Elementary 
ED 443 Internship II: Elementary 
ENG 282 Literary Genres: Youth Literature
IS 302 Integrating Technology and Digital Learning in the Classroom
PHIL 420 Philosophy of Education
PSY 206 Child Development
PSY 330 Educational Psychology


Social Science elective

  • GEO course (recommended)

Fine Arts Elective 

  • ART 242 Creative Development in Elementary Education (recommended)

History Elective 

  • Any SEE certified HIST course.

Math Electives

  • Minimum of 12 credits required - (MATH 137, MATH 205, and MATH 206 recommended)

Science Electives

Minimum of 12 credits required. (BIO 104 recommended)

Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors


A minor in elementary education: liberal arts and technology is not available.

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